Discover the city of Cusco will all your senses!
In the kitchen of our friend Selia, we will prepare lunch with products bought fresh from the market in the morning. The afternoon will be dedicated to chocolate and we will learn more about this sweetness, from the bean to the plate. We will even make our own chocolates! After a short break, the day will end at sunset on the tops of the San Blas neighborhood where we will pass behind the bar to make the national cocktail of Peru: the Pisco Sour!
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Your expenses on site
Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant. Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.
We will leave in the morning in the company of the cook Selia to do our shopping at the market. We will discover an authentic local market in Cusco where we will choose our products for lunch. Then, in the chef’s kitchen, we will prepare a starter, a main course, a dessert and a drink (your choice).
After tasting our preparations, we will enter the temple of chocolate to learn more about the manufacturing process of this product so well known and appreciated by European consumers. We will even be able to make our own chocolates, to be enjoyed on the spot or to bring back as souvenirs!
In the afternoon we will have a little free time (time to have a good coffee in one of the good addresses of the city on our recommendations).
Then, the day ends at sunset on the heights of the San Blas district where one of the barmen of the Limbus bar will introduce us to the making of the national drink of Peru: Pisco Sour! We’ll just have to taste it while admiring the breathtaking view of the city. Cheers!
End of our services after tasting this delicious cocktail!
Please note that we can also extend your culinary adventure by including an evening meal in one of the best restaurants in the city (please contact us if you are interested in this option).
Vegetarian option available
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Air tickets and copy||Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in USD., Euros or local|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Waterproof and warm jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bath business|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medications you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).